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  1. Standards and working conditions 2 February 2021

    OECD Report: COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that teachers cannot be substituted by on-line learning

    Education International has commented on the release of the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), entitled ‘Positive, High-achieving Students? What Schools and Teachers Can Do’. It has reaffirmed that teachers are and cannot be replaced by education technologies.

    OECD Report: COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that teachers cannot be substituted by on-line learning
  2. Equity and inclusion 28 January 2021

    76th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation: German, Israeli, and Polish trade unions unite to say “Never again”

    To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, Education International’s member organisations in Germany, Israel, and Poland organised an e-seminar on 27 January entitled “A child witness of history”.

    76th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation: German, Israeli, and Polish trade unions unite to say “Never again”
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 25 January 2021

    Malaysia: Union calls for protection of teachers as frontline personnel

    The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has urged Malaysian public authorities to ensure the health and safety of educators delivering presential teaching to public examination students. This call comes after 11 teachers were infected with COVID-19 in the eastern state of Terengganu.

    Malaysia: Union calls for protection of teachers as frontline personnel
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 January 2021

    No society can recover unless it lives up to the promise of education for all

    In a statement released today, the International Day of Education, Education International’s General Secretary David Edwards calls for urgent and decisive action to address all the inequities COVID-19 revealed and exacerbated and to ensure the right to free quality public education for all.

    No society can recover unless it lives up to the promise of education for all
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 15 January 2021

    Germany: Unions call for government clarity and laud work of education staff in remote education

    While remote education has resumed in 2021, German education unions are calling on public authorities to support educators’ outstanding performance in ensuring access to quality education for all and well-organised and designed exams.

    Germany: Unions call for government clarity and laud work of education staff in remote education
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 14 January 2021

    France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19

    French education unions have called for a more robust and effective health policy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. They are also seeking a recognition and improvement of educators’ working and living conditions.

    France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 January 2021

    Taiwan: Private schools profit from government help, embezzle money, and leave teachers jobless

    The National Teachers’ Association (NTA) and the Taiwan Higher Education Union (THE Union) have accused private schools of appropriating publicly funded property as job insecurity among teachers in the sector increases.

    Taiwan: Private schools profit from government help, embezzle money, and leave teachers jobless
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 13 January 2021

    Mexico: Irreplaceable role of teachers in the COVID-19 educational process

    As classes resumed across Mexico on 11 January, the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) took the opportunity to reiterate that educators are crucial to maintaining a sound education process and quality education despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being delivered remotely through the Learn at Home programme.

    Mexico: Irreplaceable role of teachers in the COVID-19 educational process
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 12 January 2021

    Hong Kong: International trade union solidarity

    Education International joins other global union federations and the International Trade Union Confederation in welcoming the release of Hong Kong’s top union leader from jail and condemning the continuous harassment of trade unionists, including in the education sector, by public forces.

    Hong Kong: International trade union solidarity
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 January 2021

    Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education

    The Taiwanese government is widening the social gap and encouraging the privatisation of the early childhood education (ECE) sector. That’s according to the National Teachers’ Association (NTA) in its yearly summary.

    Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education
  11. Union growth 8 January 2021

    USA: Education unions condemn attack on democracy

    The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have reacted to the 6 January’s assault in Washington DC, where rioters encouraged by President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    USA: Education unions condemn attack on democracy
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 8 January 2021

    Germany: Trade unions support extension of lockdown

    Education International’s German affiliates have backed the decision of the federal and state governments to extend the COVID-19 lockdown. Schools and day-care centres will remain closed, with some exceptions, until 31 January.

    Germany: Trade unions support extension of lockdown
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 7 January 2021

    Morocco: repeated government attacks on educators’ human and trade union rights

    Education International is alarmed about ongoing violations of trade union freedoms and the rights and acquis of teachers in Morocco as reported by the Syndicat national de l'enseignement–Confédération démocratique du Travail (SNE-CDT).

    Morocco: repeated government attacks on educators’ human and trade union rights